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Four people charged after 'knife raid' at petrol station

The incident is said to have happened at the Gulf petrol station in Cowdenbeath.

Raid: Cash and cigarettes allegedly stolen.
Raid: Cash and cigarettes allegedly stolen. Google 2018/PA

Four people have been charged following an alleged knife raid at a petrol station.

The incident is said to have happened at the Gulf petrol station on the High Street in Cowdenbeath, Fife.

A three-figure-sum of cash and cigarettes were allegedly stolen shortly after 5am on Thursday, February 1.

Two men aged 18 and a third aged 62 have been charged as well as a 17-year-old woman.

They are due to appear at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Thursday.

Sergeant John Easton from said: "We recognise that this incident created shock and alarm within the local community and we carried out a thorough investigation, which was supported by vital information from the public.

"As a result of this information, four arrests have been made and I would like to thank all of those who came forward to assist with our inquiries."

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